Art in the Form of Film: BlacKKKlansman (2018)
January 15, 2021, 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Friday, January 15, 5:45-9pm
Special Fee: $7, includes a glass of wine or bottle of water.
This Spike Lee directed film is based on a true incident in the life of Ron Stallworth, the first African American to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Set in the early 1970s, Stallworth was curious to see what would happen if he presented as a white man and called the local KKK organization expressing interest to join. The KKK was eager to recruit him but this posed an obvious problem, were Stallworth to show up in person. He enlists the help of a fellow white police officer, played by the talented actor Adam Driver, and the story takes off from there. While some of Lee’s more recent films (most notably Chi-raq, his musical crime comedy-drama), have not been well reviewed, BlacKKKlansman received an impressive 96% approval rating by critics on the Rotten Tomatoes website. Don’t miss this highly relevant film about the mindset of white supremacists. Instructor Paul Marino will introduce the film, raise questions to ponder and host a post-viewing discussion.